Castles are the new kids on the block – the block being the Sydney hardcore scene.
Since the band’s first show supporting Buried in Verona at Spectrum nightclub in Sydney, the five-piece consisting of Justin Atic (vocals), Deklan Van de Straat (guitar/vocals), Daniel Radovich (guitar), Tom Cafe (bass) and Sean Farrell (drums) have brought a unique and fresh flavour to the table, reminiscent of acts such as The Amity Affliction and Confide.
Without neglecting the band’s raw approach, Castles’ unforgettable sound sports a melodic element that is orchestrated without without sacrificing technicality, a trait which has already made Castles stand out from fellow newcomers.
The 4-track debut EP was recorded by the band’s drummer Sean and mixed by Declan White (Thy Art is Murder, Storm the Sky). In between shows supporting bands such as Heights (UK), For All Eternity and Vices, the boys in Castles have worked hard playing around Sydney to steadily gain momentum, in preparation for hitting bigger stages, starting with a national tour with Take us to Vegas in April 2014.
In October 2014, Castles released ‘Falling with Grace’, a huge step in a new direction for that band.
Castles – EP (January 2014)
Justin Atic – Vocals
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